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beacon hill bistro breakfast

bear | Sep 29, 2007 09:07 AM

We went to the BHHB for breakfast this morning, and had a very frustrating experience. Loved the space, gorgeous morning to be in BH, but the food and service, at least at breakfast, don't do justice to the place.

Things started off fine. Coffee, cream as requested, extra time to look over the menu. Our server came, took orders without writing them down, placed them. After a longish but not ridiculous wait, a runner dropped our plates in front of us and left. My husband's waffle had a few strawberries for the seasonal berries, no butter or syrup in sight. I had ordered the crispy chicken hash, and sat looking at a plate of bacon and eggs. Dry toast, no butter in sight. After a while we were finally able to flag down our server, who seemed pretty skeptical at first that my order was wrong, went to the kitchen and after quite a while she returned and apologized for putting in the wrong order. Okay, apology accepted, we're all human, but now the waffle is cold, finally have some syrup, eventually get my "crispy" chicken hash, which was really just some slices of chicken tossed with peppers and onions. Certainly not hash-like, and definitely nothing crispy about it. Very good scrambled eggs, though.

We tend to eat breakfast fairly early, usually before nine, and love to head into the city. We're having a hard time finding decent breakfast at that time. Charlie's always seems to have a long line even at that hour, so we haven't braved that. Anyone have any tried and true places with comfortable atmosphere that serve around 8? We also love greasy spoons, but sometimes want something with a little more atmosphere, and like to have a variety of places to go. Are we just out of luck eating that early?

Also, why don't servers who have difficulty memorizing orders write them down?

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